Devisadero Peak Trail

MODERATE 59 reviews
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Devisadero Peak Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Taos, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1407 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Devisadero Trail offers sweeping views of the valley below. There are sections that are quite technical, and some that are smooth and fast. If you ride Devisadero, you are going to climb climb climb!

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19 days ago

Nice hike with scenic views. A good workout.

19 days ago

Love love loved it. Beautiful and challenging enough and once up on the peak you get rewarded with benches to rest. Will do it again

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21 days ago

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1 month ago

Completed on July 15, 2017. Great trail but damn this map is useless if you want to do the loop. And of course you do! We went right at the fork. Very few "markers," usually just a stake in the ground, but the trail is pretty easy to follow. Well-traveled enough that you can make out sneaker prints here and there and know you're on the right track. Lots of uphill, rocky terrain and switchbacks. You'll think you're at the top at least 3 or 4 times. You're not at the peak until you see the stone thrones and the sign announcing the 8,304 ft. elevation. The way down is completely different, feels like a stroll through the forest. Although I'm sorry to say, there will still be a few brief uphill climbs even as you go down. Took us 3.5 hours to complete, but it was midday and hot, and we took several breaks and ate near the peak. Although I would agree that this trail is in the moderate category, I would also say it's closer to the hard end of the scale. Maybe it's easier earlier in the day. Saw around 3-4 other couples. We were all alone when we reached the peak and free to enjoy the view all to ourselves. All in all, incredibly rewarding climb!

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike.

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2 months ago

Loved this hike & views!

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hiking
2 months ago

Took a left at the fork to make a full loop coming down the front of the mountain.

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3 months ago

breathtaking views. Be prepared for a steep climb and many switch backs. the trail is longer than what is listed on Alltrails. They should include the loop in the description and map. It needs updating. stunning views of mountains and taos valley.

3 months ago